Office 365 for Personal Computers

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is rolling out Office 365 for faculty and staff on July 25, 2017. The following products will be available as part of the phase one release:

  • Office 365 ProPlus – Mac/PC Licenses for full Office installs; enables Mobile Office
  • Office Online – Work in the cloud using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and PDF documents in your web browser
  • OneDrive for Business – One (1) terabyte of cloud storage; needed for Office Online
  • Sway – Easily create engaging, interactive, web-based reports and presentations
  • Forms – Quizzing function available through Office 365
  • Planner – Create new plans, build a team, assign tasks, and update status in a few easy steps
  • Delve – Discover current information likely to be most interesting to you across Office 365

To get started with Office 365 for faculty and staff, refer to the Office 365 Employees article as well as the FAQ for employees on Office 365. For information on the data that can and cannot be placed in OneDrive for Business, consult the Ohio State Institutional Data Policy.To access Office 365, use the webpage.

To log in, click the ‘Faculty/Staff’ button and use your and password. If you are a student as well as a university employee, you will have two Office 365 accounts: for one, you will use your to log in, and you will use your to log in to the other. It is important to note that if an employee is also a student, they will have two separate and unique accounts, one for employee work and one for student work. They must log into each separately.

To install Office 365, refer to the Installation of Office for Windows/Mac for Employees Knowledge Base article. Note: Office 365 should NOT be installed on any Ohio State-managed equipment. Employees must contact their local IT before attempting an installation on university managed computers.

Meet our Newest Undergraduate Student Staff Member

Shekinah Moon is our newest student employee in the CON IT department. If you see her around, be sure to say hi!



Shekinah Moon is a sophomore at The Ohio State University. She is in the Young Scholars Program and is pursuing a nursing degree with a minor in Spanish. Her goal is become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and work in the nursery unit at the hospitals.  She ultimately wants to become a nurse midwife. During Shekinah’s years in her Cincinnati high school, she was on the Varsity cheerleading team and was a member of Pep Club, CATCS (a 3D glass and ceramic class), and choir. She volunteered for her school organization “Dater Cares,” which participates in various activities around the neighborhood like cleaning, painting, gardening, and volunteering at animal shelters and schools. She also volunteered at the Cerebral Palsy Center where she participated in arts and crafts with people with disabilities.

Meet our Undergraduate Student Staff Member

The CON IT department is happy to welcome Allison Boyce, our newest student staff member on the instructional design team. Be sure to say hello if you see her in Newton Hall!


Allison Boyce is a freshman this year at The Ohio State University. She is an aspiring nurse and has an ultimate goal of earning a nursing position in one of the medical centers at OSU when she graduates in 2020. During Allison’s time in high school, she was involved in multiple clubs such as Key Club, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club. She has also participated in many community service activities. These community service activities include “Feed my Sheep” which is an organization that helps feed underprivileged people while simultaneously spreading the gospel, and “bed brigade” which is a group that constructs bed frames for families who cannot afford them. Allison is very involved with her church and serves as an active member of the worship band by singing and playing the piano. This year, Allison is living on South Campus in Park-Stradley hall, but is from Grove City, Ohio, where she lives with her parents, twin sister, and two cats.

Meet Our Graduate Student Staff

The College of Nursing IT department is happy to welcome 2 new graduate student members to its IT team this year.  Read about them below, and give them a wave in the hallways next time you see them!


Nathan Hanna, Grad Entry Student, Psych/Mental Health ’19


Nate is a graduate entry nursing student in the psychiatric/mental health specialty. He graduated from Ohio State in 2014 with a bachelor’s of science in psychology with research distinction. Since then, Nate has worked as a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on a variety of studies investigating child development and autism. He is interested in the development of advanced practice nursing globally, especially within East Asian countries such as Japan and China. As a future nurse, he hopes to research these efforts abroad as well as practice clinically here in the states. Nate’s work with the college of nursing focuses on helping  labs around the school with software such as RedCap and Qualtrics. He lives in Clintonville with his 19 year old cat.


Lara Flaute, Grad Entry Student, FNP ’19

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Lara Flaute received her bachelor of arts degree from Saint Louis University in 2010.  She studied math, Spanish, and International Studies.  After graduating, Lara spent 2 years in the social work field before joining the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Sierra Leone.  During her time in Sierra Leone, Lara’s career goals shifted and she decided to go to nursing school upon her return to Ohio.  Lara is in the family nurse practitioner track with a sub-specialization in global health.  She hopes to work as a family NP in rural Ohio after graduating. Currently, Lara’s work focuses on the D2L to Canvas switch. Lara lives in Bexley with her husband, cat, and 5 chickens.


The CON IT department will also be hiring an undergraduate student employee this fall.  Keep an eye out for another introduction after the semester starts.